Monthly Archives: May 2018

How German-Jews Tried To Defuse Radical Eastern European Jewish Immigrants

In the annals of U.S. history, the tenuous relationship between highly-assimilated, establishment German-Jews and the huge, secondary wave of Eastern European Jews is quite an interesting one. Tablet has an article on “The Industrial Removal Office”: German American Jewish leaders … Continue reading

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Too Much Attention to White People

Such is the root cause of the internal rift & purging (i.e., the anti-white virtue-spiraling) at the progressive Wellstone Action: David Wellstone and other Democrats close to his father began objecting last year to what he described as Wellstone Action’s … Continue reading

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RIP: Tom Wolfe

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St. Lincoln

In a saccharine piece in First Things (“Nuanced Patriotism”), Allen C. Guelzo waxes romantic over Lincoln and how his mystical legacy magically argues against tribalism, ethnonationalism, etc: American conservatives never adopted a blood-and-soil mentality the way German, Italian, and French … Continue reading

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Russell’s Mind

“Many years ago I visited Bertrand Russell in his rooms at Trinity College and he showed me a manuscript of his in which there was not a single correction for many pages. With the help of his pen, he had … Continue reading

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Racist Beatles Songs

Was “Hey Jude” written about the Jews, specifically the Jewish sense of self and history? (“Jude” means “Jew” in German.) And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders For well you know … Continue reading

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A Conqueror’s Freedom

From “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” by Ta-Genius Coates: [Kanye] West calls his struggle the right to be a “free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to … Continue reading

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Children

“Children existed solely to inherit a man’s trade, his moral code and his property. This was taken for granted among the aristocracy, but merchants, craftsmen and peasants also bought into the idea, so it became the norm at every level … Continue reading

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Is Richard Spencer the Alt Right’s Timothy Leary?

In The Spectator, Sam Leith asks “Might LSD be good for you?” There is something of a parallel between the sociology of psychedelics research and promotion and the Alt Right as a research and social movement. And there’s an uncanny … Continue reading

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Bryan Magee Interviews Bernard Williams About René Descartes

There used to be a time when things like this were on TV. My head almost exploded from just the title card alone:

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